As part of our countdown to the Cop26 conference in Glasgow in November, we put out a call across the industry asking people to identify one idea that could effect positive change. This is the first in a series of their responses
As net zero carbon becomes a guiding principle across all new buildings but with so many design and construction issues yet to be solved or standardised, creating housing stock is a challenge, explains Aecom’s Rob Mills
As if one shocking shopfront look wasn’t enough, Birmingham’s sassy Selfridges has donned a temporary garb of even greater gaudiness while faults are fixed in the glittering blue chainmail below. Thomas Lane explains the technical challenges
Nigel Webb, head of development at British Land, talks to Dave Rogers about the return to the office, upcoming projects and why construction needs to become more like the car industry
Building has been asking a wide range of industry figures what construction can do to help the UK hit net zero targets. To kick off the series, Professor Tim Ibell proffers a sweet-sounding solution
The firm might not be the biggest to go under, but its work on the stadium ensured that its name stayed in the headlines
Michael Gove is a political heavy-weight and household name, but what do we know about his views on housing, planning and the environment?
Alinea’s Steve Watts talks to the London development management specialist about the office market
In the second in our series on materials, Thomas Lane looks at the ways in which the steel industry can reduce its carbon emissions
After large areas of Peru were devastated in the wake of 2017’s El Niño, it looked to the UK to provide expert assistance in its rebuilding efforts.
The absence of agreed signs for architectural terms is a major barrier for deaf people working in the built environment – so Chris Laing started the Signstrokes project to change that
With some materials prices going through the roof, inflation has become the hot topic for 2021. Simon Rawlinson of Arcadis examines what is causing the problem and what mitigation options clients have
Bombshell report by Alison Levitt QC that led to resignation of four of the RICS’ senior team explained
It’s a question that’s been asked for years and the firm’s founder seems to have come up with an answer
Designed by Hawkins\Brown, Warwick university’s new £54.3m interdisciplinary biomedical research facility features contrasting facades of dark bronze and white concrete that reflect the two different aspects of what is happening inside
Wolfson College in Oxford has set out to cut 75% of emissions on its main estate by March next year and plans to be net zero by 2030
With a new president takes over next month, many are asking what is next for the organisation
Nicholas Boys Smith talks to Joey Gardiner about the government’s intentions and how they square with his beauty agenda
The appetite of US giants for venerable UK brands shows no sign of abating. So who is next?
The EcoWorld COO on the satisfaction he gets from creating a new environment, the challenge of getting the best out of his staff and how he enjoyed finally convincing his friends that he wasn’t an estate agent
BDP’s new chief executive is optimistic about the future and how the next generation can shape the industry. He has collected too much mid-century furniture and is apparently a pretty good hairdresser